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Monterey Boats VP announces retirement

Monterey Boats VP of manufacturing Mike Botti is retiring after more than 40 years in the industry.

Monterey Boats vice president of manufacturing Mike Botti is retiring after more than 40 years in the industry, the last 30 in marine manufacturing.

Company president Bobby Pita said Botti’s departure will be a tremendous loss for Monterey. He officially retires in May.

“He has a real connection with all those he works with and garners respect within all levels of the organization,” Pita said in a statement. “While I hate to see him go, I am also very happy for him. I wish him health and happiness in retirement.”

The company said Botti came to Monterey in 2002 as a quality management consultant and soon took over the manufacturing operation, helping to guide it through its greatest expansion. Botti said he is proud of the experienced manufacturing leadership team and talented boatbuilders he leaves behind.

He and Annette, his wife of 37 years, plan to travel and enjoy their grandchildren. Botti holds a Coast Guard captain’s license with master credentials and plans to remain connected to the industry.

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